Cutting 2.0 – a real success story
what you previously knew about cutting!
A basic principle of cutting, which has existed since its invention centuries
ago, is that chips need to be directed into a chip gullet situated in front of
the cutting edge. AKE already overcame this supposed law in 2013 with
SuperSilent, ushering in a revolutionary new era in this field of technology.
The traditional way of thinking makes the strict assumption that every chip
produced by a cutting edge is directed into a chip gullet situated in front of
the cutting edge and is ejected from the workpiece once the cutting edge
has left the material. AKE questioned this dogma and arrived at extremely
interesting findings, which ultimately led to a new generation of saw blades,
such as the SuperSilent.
Cutting 2.0 – a new, innovative cutting method
Example circular saw blade innovation: SuperSilent
The saw blade is designed to include chip breakers. This feature, known as the "ChipBelt", discharges the chips to the side. Discharging chips to the side prevents them from colliding with the following cutting edge. This prevents increased wear due to repeated chip cutting, which such collisions would otherwise cause. In addition, this feature causes the tension on the chips to be released outside of the tool. This results in a particularly significant reduction in machining noise, substantially increased tool life and considerably better cutting quality.
AKE is now demonstrating that this concept can also be applied to other industrial tools, from milling tools to panel sizing saws.
Example spiral end mill innovation: Z3 DP router
The brand-new Z3 DP routers represent the pinnacle of high-performance PCD end mill technology. These are the first routers anywhere in the world developed using experience gained with Cutting 2.0. The results speak for themselves. The teeth arrangements used up to now placed constraints on urgently needed advancements in surface quality, feed rates and tool life. AKE has now managed to overcome these constraints. The result of this is a new and impressive appearance for this novel and highly uniform cutting edge geometry, with true Z3.
This enables both a reduction in repeated chip cutting and an increased feed rate with reduced power consumption. In addition, the routers of the Cutting 2.0 generation feature exceptional operational smoothness. This results in excellent surface quality. The Z3 DP router is an all-round cost-effective tool for formatting a wide range of materials.
The functional principle of the innovation
In general, the feature of Cutting 2.0 that makes it so special is its
revolutionary approach to the cutting method. All products, whether
circular saw blades such as those used in the SuperSilent or the recently
newly developed milling cutters for manual and mechanical feed, have
one thing in common: The cutting method they use is completely different.
To this end, the chip gullets have been rearranged so that they discharge
chips in a way that prevents repeated chip cutting. This principle is
demonstrated on the right-hand side.